Share this story...
Latest News

Arizona ranked No. 19, Kentucky No. 1 in latest basketball Top 25

Head coach Sean Miller of the Arizona Wildcats reacts during the first half of the NCAAB game against the Washington Huskies at McKale Center on February 07, 2019 in Tucson, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The latest Associated Press college basketball Top 25 has the Arizona Wildcats ranked 19th in the country after being 21st a week ago.

Arizona is the second-highest of four ranked Pac-12 teams. Oregon (2-0) is ranked 14th. Washington (20) and Colorado (25) are also ranked.

Arizona State received no votes.

Arizona is 2-0 after beating Northern Arizona 91-52 in the season-opener on Wednesday. On Sunday, Arizona took down Illinois 90-69. Both of those games were at home.

Meanwhile, Kentucky is back in a familiar position under John Calipari: No. 1.

Kentucky rose one spot after winning a 1-vs-2 matchup with Michigan State to open the season in the Champions Classic, followed by an easy win against Eastern Kentucky. It earned 64 of 65 first-place votes in Monday’s poll to finish ahead of No. 2 Duke.

It marks the first time Kentucky (2-0) has reached No. 1 in the AP Top 25 since spending two weeks there early in the 2016-17 season.

Yet it’s the seventh of Calipari’s 11 seasons that the Wildcats have spent at least one week atop the AP Top 25. That includes 10 weeks during the 2011-12 season on the way to the national championship and a start-to-finish stay in 2014-15 as the Wildcats carried an unbeaten record to the Final Four, where they lost to Wisconsin.

Here’s the rest of the latest AP Top 25:

1. Kentucky

2. Duke

3. Michigan State

4. Louisville

5. Kansas

6. North Carolina

7. Maryland

8. Gonzaga

9. Virginia

10. Villanova

11. Texas Tech

12. Seton Hall

13. Memphis

14. Oregon

15. Florida

16. Ohio State

17. Utah State

18. Saint Mary’s

19. Arizona

20. Washington

21. Xavier

22. Auburn

23. LSU

24. Baylor

25. Colorado

The Associated Press contributed to this report.